the author of this app says:
WEATHERTRACK, the Swiss Army Knife for Weather Enthusiasts has become "Exceptional", the "Best iOS-GRIB viewer", "Excellent" a "Great app - not only for sailors", "Professional", "Outstanding", "Highly recommendable" - according to some of our international customer's reviews (please see also: www.weathertrack.us/reviews).
WEATHERTRACK - one app, many tools!
- CAPE (an indicator for potentially severe weather)
- WEATHERTRACK bubble
- Track Weather
- GRIB viewer
- GRIB opener
- Catalogue maker
- help files & videos (www.WEATHERTRACK.us/guide)
- available in multiple languages
The most comprehensive, up-to-the-minute weather information available anywhere in the world today.
Designed for any outdoor professionals and amateurs who need accurate weather information at their fingertips.
Track the weather on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch!
Interactive weather forecast in detail:
- Wind speed/direction
- Wave height/direction
- Barometric pressure
- Air/Sea temperature
- Cloud cover
Detail up to 0.5 degrees on land or sea anywhere in the world.
* View how weather conditions change over time for your individual area
* Stay on top of current weather information
* Use WEATHERTRACK as you go
* Displays online or offline, offshore or in the mountains
* User-friendly, easy to understand
* Uses NOAA and other weather models
WEATHERTRACK is a GRIB-Viewer/-Opener
GRIB (Gridded Binary) files are a standardized way to exchange forecast data in the form of computer files. As opposed to conventional weather apps, WEATHERTRACK provides interactive forecasts for any location in the world. The app delivers interactive weather maps on multiple data layers and turns your iPhone into a viewer for meteorological GRIB files.
You can choose to open GRIB file attachments from email messages in WEATHERTRACK. Or simply open GRIB files from arbitrary web pages in the iPhone web browser. This gives access to specialized weather forecasts, for example higher resolution data available from commercial subscription based services.
NOAA and other Weather models
These GRIB files are calculated in the computer centers of national weather services. As forecasting for longer time intervals requires a model of the whole earth these are very computing intensive applications. WEATHERTRACK gives you a user-friendly, easily understandable way to view the results of these computations on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Download GRIB files for NOAA weather models directly like GFS and RTOFS by selecting an area of interest on a map and specifying a weather model, the data layers, grid spacing and forecast interval and length. The downloaded data is available offline, so you can display the weather forecast even if out of network coverage.
Select and customize weather models and parameters:
- your favorite weather forecast model: GFS, COAMPS, NOGAPS, WW3 (waves, excludes Baltic and Med), RTOFS (Gulf stream)
- forecast interval and the number of days of forecasts.
- grid resolution
- your preferred parameters: CAPE, pressure, wind, cloud cover, precipitation, waves, current, geopotential height etc.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Requires iOS 3.0 or later versions.
The sophisticated app is user-friendly and easy to understand. Map legends explain the parameter values. A info button guides through the program.
Estimates file size, so you can control your roaming fees.
Enjoy WEATHERTRACK in HD resolution on your iPad.
A must for anyone planning outdoor activities.
WEATHERTRACK has been developed and designed by Jens-Uwe Mager.
What's New in version 1.3
Improved map display
** Optimize vector database thresholds so we display finer maps on iPad.
** Optimize drawing on device rotate and
** Keep aspect ratio of the map when rotating the device
** New: rivers to the map display.
** New: country names and country borders to the map display.
** New: Display cities having a population of 1000 or more.
Improved user interface
** New: Add settings editing to the app itself, the same settings as in the system settings app are now changeable without leaving WEATHERTRACK.
** New: Make sure that changing any settings is immediately reflected in the display.
** New: Make the automatic popup of the chart to select an area for downoad an option in the settings.
** New: Add downloading via web catalog.
** List the file size in GRIB Info.
** Two new color palette values for precipitation.
** Temperature at 500mb did not use the isotherm distance from the settings.
** Make sure the list of GRIB files is updated when iTunes is used to add or delete GRIB files via the file sharing function.
** Improved GPS indication for iPad - right on the spot! GPS position is displayed more reliable.
** Do not allow the directory seperator '/' in GRIB file names.
** Make file name text fields larger in landscape orientation.
New Organization of GRIB file refresh
** Upon refreshing a GRIB file is extended automatically by date and time to make the file name unique.
- Requires iOS 3.0 or later